What month can I start planting flowers? The answer is as follows: any time that the weather is nice enough to get outside. But, how do you know that flower garden to plant?
There are some basics to consider when deciding which month to plant your flower garden. First, consider what season it is and which part of the country you live in. Different flowers require different growing conditions. Therefore, try to determine what the climate of your region is like during any given month and then choose a flower garden accordingly.
In addition to the climate, consider the time of day that your plants will receive sun. Some flowers need full sun to grow. Others, such as roses, require partial sunlight during the morning hours. Calculate the sunlight hours during each month and select a flower garden accordingly.
One consideration to keep in mind is the amount of fertilizer you will need. The average gardener has many months of spring and summer left. If you have a flower garden in late spring or early summer, you will probably not need to fertilize until the fall. Fertilizer applications should be limited to about one fourth of the soil surface area for each application. Your flower garden will reward you with rich, full growth during the months when you fertilize.
Another factor to consider is that many flowers will flower in the winter. Consider what flowers you will be growing in the winter months. Many perennials and some annuals, such as roses, enjoy cold weather; however, some flowers, such as lilies, need to be planted as early as the third week of January in areas of cold climates.
Consider whether you have the space in your yard for a flower garden. Many flower gardens need room for the blooms to grow. Check with your local nursery to see what types of flowers they have available. If you are working with a small space, plan your garden around the size of an average door. That way you will be able to take full advantage of whatever room you have available.
Choose your plants carefully. The mistake novice gardeners make is picking the first flower that appears to be healthy or appealing. Careful planting is the key to having a thriving garden. Choose plants that are going to thrive throughout the season.
Finally, after you have selected your flowers, it’s time to prepare the soil. Make sure that your flower garden has been prepared before you plant. Soilless compost should be added to the area. If your climate is mild and dry, you may choose to use perlite or other lightweight soil preparation materials.
You should start planting from seed every four to six weeks unless you are building a raised bed. Most seedlings should begin blooming from approximately four to six weeks after they are planted. Flowering may continue until approximately ten to twelve weeks after planting.
Flowering does not go out of style in most areas. However, the conditions that produce blooms also contribute to when a flower is blooming. In warm climates, a flower will generally bloom during one of the four seasons. However, this is not always the case. For those areas where the four seasons do overlap, it is important to plant your flower just before the first frost.
When can I plant my garden? Generally you can plant any time of year except January, but there are growing seasons that occur at different times throughout the year. Typically the best time to plant is during late summer or early fall, although it is possible to start growing season in the spring as well. The only downside to planting in the fall is that you can expect to see leaves fall as you cut off the top of the plant as it grows. However, this often happens with indoor gardens and you will rarely see the leaves fall.
Where should I plant my flower garden? Flower gardens are usually planted in large pots that are placed in the back of a building. For those growing plants indoors, the pots can be placed in the doorway of the building. Pots can also be placed on a deck or patio if there is room.